How do you deal with parents that have an issue with accurate social studies lessons or lessons about race?
I am upfront at the beginning of the year during meet the teacher about what we’ll be covering and why. I send home the topics we’ll be covering in a monthly newsletter as well.
Example: November is Native American Heritage Month! We will learn the truth about the first Thanksgiving, celebrate notable Indigenous people that are doing amazing things today, and discuss stereotypes that have been said to be hurtful by people from this group.
How did you teach your son how to read?
He is hyperlexic. He has had a natural interest in letters and sounds since he was one and half. We started with letters and their sounds after we noticed that he memorized all of them on his own by age two. We moved on to CVC words next. He memorized a lot of words from books we read also. I taught him about silent e, diphthongs, digraphs and consonant blends over time, as he expressed he was ready. Make everything a game or song. Just have fun!